Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more


or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Trade in Yours
For a 2.92 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 
Start reading Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds [Paperback]

David C. Pollock and Ruth van Reken
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
RRP: 12.99
Price: 9.09 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
You Save: 3.90 (30%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Wednesday, 30 July? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 8.39  
Paperback 9.09  
Trade In this Item for up to 2.92
Trade in Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 2.92, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Book Description

24 Sep 2009
Filled with real-life anecdotes, Third Culture Kids examines the nature of the TCK experience and its effect on maturing, developing a sense of identity and adjusting to one s passport country upon return. For many third culture kids, this book will be their first opportunity to discover that they share a common heritage with countless others around the world. Highlighting dramatic changes brought about by instant communication and new mobility patterns, the new edition shows how the TCK experience is becoming increasingly common and valuable. The authors also expand the coverage to include cross-cultural kids, children of bi-racial or bi-cultural parents, immigrants and international adoptees all of this bringing hidden diversity to our world and challenging our old notions of identity and home .

Frequently Bought Together

Third Culture Kids: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds + Raising Global Nomads: Parenting Abroad in an On-Demand World
Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing; 2nd Edition edition (24 Sep 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781857885255
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857885255
  • ASIN: 1857885252
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

Growing up as a TCK has been a gift and has significantly shaped my life and work. As I interact with world leaders one day and with those living in refugee camps the next, I continually draw upon my experience of living among different cultures. I am delighted to see the lessons learned from the traditional TCK experience live on in this new edition of 'Third Culture Kids'.--Scott Gration, Maj. Gen. USAF (RET), President Obama's Special Envoy to Sudan

About the Author

Ruth E. Van Reken, herself an adult TCK and a parent and grandparent of TCKs, is author of one of the first books written about the TCK experience, Letters Never Sent. David C. Pollock worked with TCKs and adult TCKs for more than twenty years and logged thousands of miles conducting seminars and conferences for TCKs, their parents, and sponsoring organizations.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:


Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Third Culture Kids is an interesting treatise on the effects on pthe personalities of kids forced (by their parent's decisions) to live outside of their birth country. The term Third Culture Kids, relates to the fact that these kids (and I am one) were neither part of their birth culture nor the culture of the country in which they were transplanted. Hence a third culture was coined to refer to the place between cultures occupied by these kids.

The book is comprehensive and deals with all aspects of how this affects the child and the Adult TCK too. I was particularly encouraged to read about the constant 'grieving' which TCK's find they live in and the affect of the ultra mobile lifestyle in terms of the lack of 'rootedness'. Both aspects that have plagued my life for many years!

A good book, but tends to be a bit too generic! Not everything that we are landed with is the result of living as a TCK!

Also i should say that not everything that stems from being a TCK is negative. The ability to make friends quickly, navigate around new places and discover common traits in any group of people are all good positive traits that this sort of upbringing instills into TCK's!

And as the new President of the USA is an AdultTCK I am in good company!!!
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a special heritage 22 Jun 2014
By D&D TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Essential reading for all expat parents and their children. This book resonated so profoundly for me that I bought a copy for everyone in my birth family: children of expats who were themselves children of expats.

It examines and explains the common experiences of those who spend a significant part of their development years outside their parents' home culture. Pros and cons are addressed, together with practical advice on how to deal with problems. The authors' understanding of the unique interpersonal and intrapersonal needs of children coming and going from culture to culture is both first-hand and well researched.

As a result of this book, I also suddenly realised that all my friends are TCKs and why so many of us are global nomads; some of us physically, all of us mentally so. There is so much clarification about our shared attitudes and beliefs.

I have since recommended this book to a number of TCKs and parents with TCKs - also when the parents are of different nationalities even if the children live in one parent's birth country.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By EJD
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
On returning to the UK after 18 years away (this time) and with an 11-year old child who had never lived in her passport country, I turned to this book for some guidance and ideas on how to make the transition less painful. It is a fascinating book - I raced through the pages. How I wish I had bought this book before! As a TCK myself, it turned out that not only did it have some ideas to help my child but it helped me understand that my instinctive responses to some situations were probably linked to my nomadic childhood, and had probably shaped the way I had guided how to emotionally deal with this move. Reading the book made me reconsider how important it is to look back whilst moving forward, to acknowledge the sadness of saying goodbye and to find a way to celebrate the memories of the places where we used to live. This book is essential reading for anyone who is bringing up children overseas, or who grew up overseas themselves.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars A revelation. 10 Nov 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Lived that life and this gave me a comprehensive understanding of feelings, reactions of other people who had not travelled or lived abroad etc.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback